A m a t e u r R a d i o W e b s i t e
Promoting Single Sideband DX'ing on Six, Four & Two Metres
Now QRV on 4m:
I am now back on 4m after 15 years absense using a 4 element Yagi (PA70-4-1.5B) and 15w from a Ukranian transverter to test the band for activity before expanding the system.
Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused but I no longer wish to send or receive any QSL cards either paper or on any electronic format.
I would like to thank my QSL manager Phil G3SWH who handled all my QSL requests for both my M5BXB and OK8XB callsigns since 2008. G3SWH website
New 2m Yagi Design On Test:
The 'Enfield Yagi' by G6ODA is now on test. 9 elements on a 4m boom with a gain of 11.2dBD. Please send signals reports if heard.
Six Metres Annual Activity Update:
I am dedicated to 6m DX'ing, DXCC and locator square hunting using SSB only. However, I have decided to scale back 6m activity to allow more time for 2m testing during the solar minimum years. Another contributing factor is a change in working hours since 2017, therefore I'm unable to use the radio until late evenings. Antenna system is now reduced to a single 5 element Vargarda. Check out my 6m DX'ing page.
Remote Radio Testing:
I am currently testing remote and mobile remote operation of my home station using just an iPhone. Check out my Remote Radio page here
Radio First? Remote Radio At 39,000 Feet:
Not sure if this is a radio first? On 22 September 2018 between 15:35 and 16:10 UTC, M5BXB successfully completed QSO's with G6ODA, M0IKO and M0HVC on 144.210 MHz whilst airborne at 39,000ft on an Emirates flight from Mauritius to Dubai. Internet connection was not very stable due to lack of bandwith but did allow for just over 30 minutes operation whilst off the Somalian coast. Measured internet speed on the Airbus A380 was just 48kb using just an iPhone with the CommCat app linked to M5BXB's home station.
M5BXB Top 10 DX on 6m since 2002
Date Station DXCC Locator Distance Km 1 09/06/2013 LU9EHF Argentina FF95mm 11,278 2 23/04/2003 CX4CR Uruguay GF15wc 11,080 3 02/05/2013 FR4NT Reunion Is. LG78px 9,717 4 28/03/2003 PY2VA Brazil GG66rj 9,531 5 09/06/2013 PU1MKZ Brazil GG87jl 9,273 6 09/06/2013 PU1SGT Brazil GG87ve 9,259 7 16/06/2008 W5OZI United States of America EM00dl 8,017 8 01/06/2008 YV4DYJ Venezuela FK50xe 7,620 9 21/05/2013 ZD7VC Saint Helena IH74db 7,552 10 05/07/2006 YV4DDK Venezuela FK60 7,522
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